From the Prioress

Easter Greeting, 2018
March 28, 2018

Easter is upon us. God has been faithful to the promise of Life. Light shines out in the darkness, water flows freely, flowers blossom in riotous colors, new fragrances permeate the air ─ all around us the world is becoming fresh and new. We celebrate the resurrection of Christ. But what exactly does that mean today, now, in this time?

Resurrection reminds us that God’s love never ends. Resurrection reminds us that God’s love brings life from death, light from darkness, fullness from emptiness. Easter is about the resurrection of Christ; it is equally about a resurrection that must happen within each of us—the transformation of hearts to expand love and care, compassion and kindness for all. In that transformation lies the ability to change the world. Gandhi said: “Be the change you wish to see.” That is the gift of resurrection: transformative change, beauty and love.

Celebrate the Easter gift of resurrection: be empowered by it; re-gift it to others. View our Easter video. Join us in our Easter alleluia and be filled with resurrection joy and peace.

Sister Anne Wambach, OSB

Sister Anne Wambach, OSB, the twenty-first prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania is a native of Philadelphia. She moved to Mount St. Benedict Monastery in 1992 to respond to a desire to experience the monastic way of life. Previously a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Chestnut Hill, Sister Anne began the formal transfer process to the Erie Benedictines in 1993 and made her monastic profession in 1997.

Sister Anne has served the people of the Diocese of Erie as a teacher at St. Gregory's School in North East, Pa., from 1992-1995, and at the Neighborhood Art House in Erie, beginning as program director in 1995 and as executive director since 2005. She served on the Monastic Council from 2006-2010.